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The Grateful Dead is now being studied in economics's department as an innovative business model. I've never really understood the fascination, can someone please explain it to me?


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Reviewer: Jacie_Spoon - favoritefavoritefavorite - April 13, 2015
Subject: Rush Limpburger wanna be, hate monger
Good Quality recording of a small minded individual willing to slam something he doesn't understand. He doesn't appear to actually want to understand the sub-culture of the Deadhead. His desire is to sound like Rush Limpburger and spread hate like him too. I wasn't high at Dead shows and I get it. He's not even trying. This is a recording of a radio show for paid advertisers.
Reviewer: Anchovy Rancher - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 24, 2014
Subject: Business Model
Neat-o! This is like the Grateful Dead meets Negativland! Hell yes!
Reviewer: stealurface furthercat - - September 10, 2014
Subject: tool
I feel sorry for anyone, including this guy,that can go through this life looking WITHOUT seeing. What a sheltered, passionless, miserable existence it must be for him and those around him.
Reviewer: Scovs420 - favorite - May 1, 2014
Subject: The Guy is a Loser
Listened to the first 4 minutes and that was enough. The guy has no idea what he's talking about and can jump off the Golden Gate for all I care.
Reviewer: daeanna75 - - January 12, 2013
Subject: grateful dead
this guy obviously never went to a show....nuff said!
Reviewer: BigT1137 - favorite - December 28, 2012
Subject: I reject anything I don't understand
If you don't get something you should be openly hostile to it (sarcasm). Soccer, gays, Muslims, women etc.

I saw over 100 shows and I always had a well paying white color job, some deadheads didn't, so what?

The Dead's "business model" was NOT a road map to success. The only reason they made the money they did (which wasn't as huge as it was for other bands) was because they were absolutely amazing.

It was 100% about the music.
Reviewer: ctdeadhead1 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 15, 2012
Subject: Business model
Also what is missing from the comments listed is the fact that the Dead permitted their fans to record and trade shows. By doing this, the fans promoted the band all over the world for free. One of the first bands, if not the first to give their fans a name "Deadheads". One of the first to sell t-shirts. They did things that felt right without looking at the bottom line, and many of these ideas worked out for the best.
Reviewer: Dylan M - favorite - May 12, 2011
Subject: Self contained business module
They also innovated wide-scale touring with their own equipment, crew members, and ambiance. They created their own record label to break free from the confides of the artless Los Angeles record scene. They were a completely self contained business entity that used their success touring to buy the most innovative equipment, support long term crew members, pay top draw artists to create new work for their four tours a year backstage passes and tickets. Virtually created the concept of a cohesive touring community and the ability to have that exist without getting arrested.

There are countless other reasons.
Reviewer: jnipe - favorite - March 8, 2011
Subject: This guy is completely clueless
I don't even know if this fellow is on the radio anymore, but that's a moot point. He's completely clueless as to what the attraction of the band was. They were sort of a living, breathing Facebook, only a lot better. The Dead were real people...not a computer network. And to interact with them and the people who followed the band, you actually had to go to the shows and interact with others face to face...a weird concept these days, I know. Their ticket prices were absurdly low compared to other bands of comparable status and it was always economically feasible to follow them around if you so desired. If you had no money, you knew someone would most likely offer you food and there was always a decent chance you could find a way to somehow get into the show free if you couldn't afford a ticket. You knew you'd never see the same show twice and you knew you'd meet an incredible number of interesting people at every gig. Although folks knew all their songs by heart, The Dead never played any of them the same way twice so night after night every show offered its own unique surprises and discoveries. As far as going to a show to get high, I don't think most people went to the shows expressly to get stoned, though certainly I suppose it was relatively easy to do so if you really wanted to. As I noted above, folks who followed the Dead would pretty much share anything they had with you. Once I met a guy at a show who literally gave my girl friend the jacket off his back because she was cold and wet. Anyway, radio disc jockey, go back to playing Nickelback and Creed and working on your Facebook "friends" numbers...I'm sure that's immensely more satisfying than being a member of a joyful community of (alive) friends and neighbors.
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